Cycling and walking

''Cycling and walking are critical in creating an integrated and balanced transport network.  They play a central role in reducing pollution and cutting congestion. They are also a healthy way of getting about.

Improvements include new pedestrian crossings, improved signage and barriers, anti-skid surfacing on roads, traffic calming schemes, vehicle activated speed signs and a whole host of other techniques.

We spend over £40 million a year on highway improvements, and every scheme puts road safety first and considers the needs of pedestrians and cyclists.

Cyclists have benefitted from a continued investment in recent years which has included new cycle lanes across the county, integrated into highway improvement schemes and as part of permissions for new housing and economic developments.

Cycling journey planner

The cycling journey planner allows you to plan your journey ahead by entering two locations which can either be road name, town or postcode. Then you have the options of choosing the fastest route, the most balanced route and the quietest route.

Reporting a problem

If you have a complaint or spot a problem on our cycle network you can report a fault online.

Cycle paths

A cyclist must exercise due care and attention at all times, and obey the Highway Code, including all traffic signs and traffic signals.

  • You can cycle on bridleways and byways but you must give way to walkers and horse riders
  • You can cycle on cycle tracks and bus lanes if the lane signs include a cycle symbol
  • You can cycle on canal towpaths
  • You cannot cycle on a pavement or a footpath unless there is a right to do so
  • You cannot cycle on open land without the permission of the landowner

Sustainable transport

We work very closely with cycling groups and have a very productive relationship with the national Sustainable Transport organisation Sustrans, who are developing the National Cycle network. We have worked closely with them to deliver links in the National Network in Stafford, in Biddulph and in Gnosall.

For further information on how we plan for and deliver improvements in cycling contact Clare Horton on 01785 276636.

If you want more information about Green Travel contact or call 01785 276615.

Contact us

If you would like to get in touch with us regarding walking and cycling in Staffordshire please contact Sonia on 01785 276615 or email

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